Rear-end collisions are not the minor traffic accidents for which many people mistake them. Although there are some minor rear-end crashes, rear-end accidents also commonly cause catastrophic injuries. You can file a claim for financial compensation that can offset the cost of your injuries and other losses. First, you must determine the cause of the crash so you know whom to hold liable. An Illinois car accident lawyer will conduct an investigation to identify the at-fault party.
Nearly all rear-end crashes are the result of another person’s negligence. Negligence is a legal term to describe the careless actions or inactions of another person. Although any act of negligence can cause a crash, there are some that are more common in rear-end collisions than others. These include:
The most common injury seen after a rear-end crash is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the neck snaps back and forth violently while the rest of the body remains stationary, causing the soft tissues and nerves in the neck to become damaged. Other injuries caused by rear-end crashes include:
At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., our Illinois car accident lawyer has the necessary experience to determine who caused your crash, and to hold them liable for the damages they have caused you. Call us now or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and to learn more about your legal options.
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